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Cropside: Rolling soybeans

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

FIELD ROLLING WITH a smooth land roller just after seeding is common in parts of Ontario. Rolling helps level the soil and pushes small rocks into the ground. Small yield gains are possible due to [Read more]

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Cropside: Yield robbers

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

TWO SPOTTED SPIDER mite damage in soybeans was widespread this summer. Spider mites proliferate quickly in hot, dry years and do the most damage on drought stressed crops. In a dry year symptoms may be [Read more]

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Cropside: Wide rows and white mould

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

WHITE MOULD HAS been a major problem for some producers in the last two years. It has become the most important soybean production challenge in some regions. Foliar fungicides will help to reduce yield losses [Read more]

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Cropside: White mould management

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

A SMALL AMOUNT of white mould does not reduce soybean yields. In fact, there is a saying among soybean growers that “a little bit of white mould is a sign of a good crop”. This [Read more]

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Cropside: Poor nodulation

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE 2014 GROWING season was the worst year in recent memory for poor root nodulation and nitrogen (N) fixation. Cool temperatures will delay or even inhibit N fixation. Soybeans are a subtropical species and for [Read more]

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Cropside: Soybean Cyst Nematode

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE (SCN) is the most important yield reducing soybean disease in the world. It was first identified in Southwestern Ontario in 1988 and continues to spread into new soybean growing areas. It has [Read more]

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Cropside: Wide rows gaining popularity

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

WHEN SOYBEANS WERE first introduced to North America they were all grown in wide rows. With the introduction of herbicides and narrow row seeding equipment, it was found that narrow rows yielded better — so [Read more]

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Cropside: In furrow MAP with soybean seed

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SOIL TEST VALUES for Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) have been on the decline in Ontario as fertilizer prices increase and crop rotations include more corn and soybeans, which have high nutrient removals. The typical [Read more]

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Cropside: Double cropping remains risky

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

AN EARLY WINTER wheat harvest this summer and high soybean prices fueled considerable interest in double cropping soybeans. More soybeans were double cropped in 2012 than in recent memory. Success was variable to say the [Read more]

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Cropside: Concern over rolled beans?

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

With Dan Docking A COMMON QUESTION at planting time is whether or not to roll soybeans, and if the decision is made to roll them when should this operation take place. Many growers prefer to [Read more]